Re: git-am and workflow question

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2007-02-11 17:45:48
"Michael S. Tsirkin" <> writes:

>> My second pass is actually applying the patch by piping each
>> e-mail message from my e-mail client to "git am -3 -s", and if I
>> do not like something in the patch, I make corrections and then
>> run "git commit --amend".
> git-commit --amend seems to rewrite the commit author which is
> annoying if you only want to modify the log message a little. As a
> work-around I copy the author info from the log and passing --author
> explicitly, but is there an easier way?

I am puzzled about this comment.  You should not have to do
anything funky at all.

"commit --amend" changes the committer information (because you
are now committing something different and at a different time
from what was recorded in the original commit object), but does
not touch the author information at all.

We _might_ have had a bug in an ancient version but I even doubt

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Received on Sun Feb 11 17:49:46 2007

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